Have you seen those few, gorgeous, real flower walls on Pinterest? I have. How pretty to have a wall of fresh flowers in your home?! It’s not very realistic or long lasting but its swoon worthy. It’s also very easy to recreate it with fake flowers! I’ve tried a few different ways to make a flower wall and my last try was a success. I put them behind my bed and I could not be any happier! Here is how I did it:
- About 6 fake flower bouquets with around 12 flowers on each (mine are from Hobby Lobby)
- Hot glue gun
- Clear fishing line
- Small nails or pushpins
- Wire cutters
Start by cutting your flowers off the bouquets to make them individuals. They have wire stems so it is easiest to use wire cutters. I used my handy dandy needle nose pliers with the cutter in the center and it worked just fine. Try to cut them as close to the end (where all the stems gather) as possible. Then separate the flowers by color for organization.
This is how many bouquets I got. I didn’t end up using the top middle flower but this was the only photo I had of the bouquets still together.
Here are the bouquets after being cut into single flowers and organized by color.
Using your glue gun, put a dab of glue on the tip of the stem of a flower and then place that stem in the center petals of the flower you want to glue it to. If you have flowers like my teal ones that have the shape of sunflowers, you will need to glue some petals around the stem of the flower on top of it so that it stays together. If you glue it to just the center part, it will fall apart later on.
I just mixed different color combinations so that no two strands were the same. I used about 8 or 9 flowers on each strand. You can make your flower strands longer or shorter depending on your wall and where you are putting them. For width, I made 7 strands and placed them so that they would be the width of my queen bed.
Once you have your flower strands made, you can hang them by tying a loop around the top flower head with fishing line. Then place a small nail or push pin into your wall near the ceiling and hang the fishing line on it. It is hard to notice the nail and fishing line and it will look like your flowers are just floating there. To secure my flowers even more, I just added a piece of tape that matched my wall color on the very bottom stem at the bottom of the strand and taped it to the wall. It’s not necessary but I liked the way it kept the flowers in one place. With my pillows in front, you can’t even see the tape.
This is a creative way to make a “headboard” or spruce up a wall. To see other headboards I’ve made you can click here or here. And of course if you recreate this DIY, tag me in it on Twitter or Instagram (@sweettealblog) or include #SweetTealDIY so I can see!